A self-study Russian mathematician, kicked out 3 times in high schools, expelled from Moscow University, all because he did not attend classes, preferred to self-study in a broader scope for his curiosity, at his own faster speed than the rigid curriculum and boring test-and-exams regime in classrooms.

He did the PhD in Harvard by invitation even he did not have a Bachelor degree, and he barely passed the Harvard’s QE (Qualifying Exams) in Algebraic Geometry, a field in which he made a revolutionary discovery few years later, and for which he was awarded the highest honor : Fields Medal.

This is the typical trait of the geniuses like Evariste Galois, Albert Einstein, Ramanujian, Hua Luogeng (华罗庚), Zhang YiTang (张益唐 – proved “70m Twin Prime Gap”) [#] , Chen Jingrun (陈景润, proved Goldbach Conjecture “1+2”) [##]… with self-motivated curiosity in their field of passion, with reading from the Masters’ works by themselves, __PLUS__ thinking on a problem over many years with perseverance, they finally made great discoveries !

**Keywords**:

**Topology 拓扑****Algebraic Geometry 代数几何**: Geometry and Algebraic Equations**Motif**: Grothendieck**Homotopy Theory 同伦**

[** Full Article**] :

https://www.quantamagazine.org/visionary-mathematician-vladimir-voevodsky-dies-at-51-20171011/

Notes:

[#] : https://tomcircle.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/gaps-between-primes-zhang-yitang/

[##] : https://tomcircle.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/goldbach-conjecture-theorem-chen/